OR, Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1445

Raleigh, N. C., March 20, 1865
Maj. R. J. Echols
Quartermaster, Charlotte
   Be prepared to ship through to this place by rail all troops arriving at Chester or any other point. Call upon presidents of railroads to render every assistance.
   By command of General Beauregard
Jno. M. Otey
Assistant Adjutant-General